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Dec. 5, 2013 | Elaine M. Grossman | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zones , Biological Weapons Elimination and Destruction , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Delivery Systems
WASHINGTON -- Israeli and Arab envoys met for the second time at a Swiss resort late last month to confer on the agenda for regional talks about a possible ban on weapons of mass destruction, but some key differences remain, according to sources familiar with the discussions.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Uranium Enrichment , Fuel Fabrication , Nuclear Weapons Programs , Nuclear Weapons Production
WASHINGTON -- North Korea's nuclear-materials complex is teeming with activity, according to Thursday image analysis by the Institute for Science and International Security, which examined satellite photographs taken as recently as Monday.
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Dec. 6, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Deterrence , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Speaking in Bahrain on Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised to improve U.S. relations with countries in the Persian Gulf, Bloomberg reports.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Industrial Use of Radioactive Materials , Radiological Terrorism
WASHINGTON -- International Atomic Energy Agency officials are considering developing legally binding rules aimed at securing radioactive materials like those stolen in Mexico this week, but nonproliferation advocates argue the effort is likely not enough to prevent incidents involving so-called “dirty bombs.”
Dec. 5, 2013 | Nerve Agents , Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction
An unidentified nation appears open to hosting hundreds of tons of Syrian nerve agents and other chemical-warfare assets as they are transferred to a U.S. ship equipped to destroy the materials at sea, the leader of an international disarmament mission said in Wednesday comments reported by Reuters.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction
The United States will increase its preparations by the end of the year to help destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons, a Defense official said Thursday.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Radiological/Radioactive Materials , Radiological Dispersal Devices
Although the dangerous radioactive cargo has been recovered, authorities say the two thieves who stole a truck carrying cobalt-60 in Mexico on Monday "will, without a doubt, die," because they removed the material's protective casing. Mexican nuclear safety official Mardonio Jimenez said the culprits will "have severe problems with ...
Legislators and analysts are divided over a U.S. company's argument that the future of the nation's nuclear arsenal could depend on developing a new, domestic technology to enrich uranium, the New York Times reported.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Uranium Enrichment , Highly Enriched Uranium , Nuclear Weapons Programs
WASHINGTON -- Construction of a large uranium-enrichment plant in India appears close to finished while building work on a separate centrifuge facility has been halted, the Institute for Science and International Security said in a Wednesday imagery analysis.
A onetime Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist may attempt to reverse his guilty plea on sharing secret nuclear-weapons information, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
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George David Banks, a Washington issue expert, on possible U.S. development of new methods for enriching uranium for civil exports as a way of constraining foreign diversion of reactor fuel to make bombs.
The lack of policy on the front and back end in the fuel cycle will really come back and bite us on the proliferation agenda.